07-07-2009 12:34 PM #1
Consumerist Offers Theory on Netflix Prices
I'm wondering if Netflix is gonna latch onto this as justification, but here's one theory:
07-07-2009 12:37 PM #2Banned
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Yeah, read that as well.
I assume the switch to a 'thick' cardboard DVD sleeve to house the BDs in would make their postage jump because of added weight?
07-07-2009 12:39 PM #3
B.S....they are just charging extra fees for Blu rentals to pour money into their streaming fiasco.
07-07-2009 12:47 PM #4Member
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I dropped my Netflix Blu-Ray option when they raised the rates by something like $6. I never had any problems with cracked blu-ray discs, but I have received several cracked dvd's through the mail. I now use Blockbuster's service with the blu-ray option and am very happy with it. It's also quite a bit cheaper than Netflix's service for 3 discs out at a time.
07-07-2009 12:52 PM #5
07-07-2009 12:57 PM #6
I had gamefly for a bit and when the 360 added the netflix streaming option I strongly considered signing up. However, between an extra $6 for BDs (which I would definitely want) and the 360 streaming of HD content being severely limited (or at least that is what I have read on these forums, that you need a shit kickin internet connection to actually receive the HD streams instead of a downcoverted SD stream) I'm not sure it is worth it. Blockbuster sounds nice, but really I wouldn't jump on board with it unless it also had 360 connectivity.
Never had any cracked disc problems with GameFly, they were mostly DVDs with the occasional PS3 BD. However, are BDs less flexible? I know they have the scratch resistant coating which presumably helps protect them in the mail more than DVDs. I've never really noticed them being less flexible than DVDs myself, but I've never actually compared them.+ add-on: 35
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07-07-2009 01:01 PM #7
I'm not thrilled with Netflix's prices either, but my brief rebellion of going to Blockbuster ended quickly. They just don't have the breadth of stuff I watch. I can do without Blu-ray, as I tend to buy them. But I need my obscure movie selection on regular DVD to rent.
07-07-2009 01:31 PM #8
I wonder if when blu ray movies are available everywhere in redbox and blockbuster kiosks if that will affect their pricing.= 236
07-07-2009 01:46 PM #9Banned
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NetFlix charges tooo much ...... and their service has gonw worse ......
07-07-2009 01:52 PM #10
If I could rent a Blu ray for 1.49 or 1.99 anytime and have the movie right there I would never use netflix.= 236
07-07-2009 02:08 PM #11Member
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While I already cancelled my Netflix account after they did the 2nd rate hike for blu-ray, I'd like to point out that I rented BDs vs DVDs at a ratio of about 10:1, yet I had more unplayable DVDs over the course of 2 years than BDs.
So add that to this article's "anecdotal" evidence.
07-07-2009 02:15 PM #12
I cancelled my account as soon as they announced the second price gouge of Blu-ray users. The first was unaceptable but atleast only $1.....as soon as they announced the second the writting was on the wall. I'm sure there will also be a third.
I had never had a damaged Blu-ray through the mail but had gotten many DVD's that looked like the previous user had used them to grout the bathroom.PSN : DaveS1138
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07-07-2009 02:42 PM #13
I have never gotten a cracked Blu-ray from Netflix. One cracked DVD in six years. Zero cracked BDs.
07-07-2009 02:50 PM #14Member
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I've never had a cracked blu-ray out of sooo many, just seems unlikely to me.
The streaming stuff is awful, no selection and no quality. I wish they'd drop that junk and charge less for the blu-ray. I have noticed they've started to process returns on Saturdays, which to me is a good improvement.
07-07-2009 02:51 PM #15
am i the only one that doesn't think the price is that bad?
after tax it's 22 for me for 3 at a time on the bd plan, yeah it used to be 20 but i can get over 2 dollars a month, especially since i rent about 12 bd's a month, going to any local place would be easily $45
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